This Week at Costco – July 20 2008

July 24th, 2008 · 2 Comments

We didn’t buy nearly as much this week at Costco as we were expecting and that has everything to do with me forgetting all of the coupons that are in effect right now.  I can’t really believe I left the house without them either.  I’m always so good at remembering to look through them right before we go.  Oh well, let me be an example of how you need to remember to always take your coupons!  Thankfully, the majority of coupons I wanted are still valid until August 3. BresaolaCitterio Bresaola –  This is the beef equivalent of prosciutto, really.  It’s very thin slices of dry-air aged beef.  It may sound kind of gross and unappetizing but it is really quite good and makes a great antipasto addition.  It has a very tender texture and has a nice lightly salty beefy taste.  We’ve enjoyed it as a prosciutto replacement with nice cheese, fresh bread, and some olives.  It would also be good with a simple salad of arugula, tomatoes, and fresh mozzarella or feta.  On the Citterio website, you can find out more about it as well as a few more suggestions for serving.  My one gripe is with their packaging.  It’s not quite as resealable as they’d have you believe; as in not really a good seal.  We ended up putting ours in a Ziploc because their packaging promised to just let the meat get exposed to the fridge air.    12 ounces for $10.59.

SunPix Hearts of PalmSunPix Hearts of Palm – These make a great salad topping, which I’m sure is how most people are familiar with seeing them.  And, that’s how we like them too.  If you’re wondering just what a heart of palm is, it comes from the edible, inside portion of the peach palm stem.  It has a crisp texture and a somewhat sweet, citrusy flavor.  We bought these because we’re having friends over for dinner this weekend and we’ll be serving these on salads, as well as in a delicious salsa made with mango and papaya.  However, on the jar they have all kinds of recipes for pasta dishes like lasagna, and cute little quiches even.  Who’d have thought?    At their website you can find even more recipe suggestions.  By the way, if you’re a fan of hearts of palm, buying it at Costco is much cheaper than it is to buy it at the regular grocery store.  2, 25 ounce jars for $6.99.

Seapoint Farms EdamameSeapoint Farms Edamame – We really like edamame because it’s very healthy and very quick and easy to prepare.  We had previously tried a different brand that they were selling at Costco and found them to be less than good.  However, last week we noticed that Costco was selling a new brand.  We decided to give them a try and they turned out to be really good.  Not exhibiting the freezer burn and quality issues of the previous brand, at all.  They come in one big bag, with four, 14 ounce bags inside.  It’s the perfect amount for us to have for dinner or the odd afternoon snack.  The cooking part is as simple as dumping them into a microwave safe bowl, slipping a little cling wrap on top, and popping them in the microwave for about 5 minutes.  On the package they suggest 3 – 4 minutes, but we found that they were still a little more raw than we like them at that stage so we think 5 minutes is a better bet.  When you get them out toss them with some salt and they’re perfect. Plus, they’re organic.  4, 14 ounce bags for $5.59.

Hamburger Buns – Okay, I’m not mentioning these because Costco has some fantastic, unbelievably good hamburger buns.  It is really more of a price thing with this item.  These are just standard, commercial bakery buns, however, you get sixteen in a package for just $1.99!  That’s just about the same price I’d pay for eight at the regular grocery store.  You may ask yourself what you would do with this many buns unless you were having a party.  Well, store them in your freezer of course.  Bread like this freezes very, very well; they come out just like if they were fresh.  We usually pick up a package of buns when we buy the pre-formed hamburger patties from Costco.  When we come home we package them up in Ziplocs containing 2 patties and 2 buns…in separate packages, obviously.  That way we can easily pull everything out when we want burgers. 16 hamburger buns for $1.99.

I told you it was a low purchasing week and I wasn’t kidding.  I think it was one of the few times we have managed to get out of Costco with less than $100 worth of stuff in our cart.  We bought a few staples like milk (up to $3.39 for 1%) and juice too.  The only item we bought with a coupon was the Chocolate Chunk cookies because it was the last day for the coupon and I figured they would be kind enough to help me out with the coupon at the register.  And they were, which is why we all love Costco.


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  1. 1 Liz // 2011.02.13 at 9:41 pm

    Sometimes when I forget my coupon book, I pick one up at the customer service counter.

    A note about cooking Edamame. I cook it basically the same way as you, but I’ll coat them in olive oil, sea salt, garlic and/or a little hot sauce! Yummy!

  2. 2 shuli // 2008.07.30 at 11:27 am

    our local costco’s will let you buy without the coupon and then come in a couple of days later and price adjust, as long as, of course, when you come in with the coupons, theyre still valid
    i do that pretty often with big ticket items, ill buy them a couple of days before the coupon is valid, and then price adjust, bc when the deal is really good on a big ticket that’s a goodproduct, my costco will run out of it

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